About Us

 

All programs you will find at Lifestyle Vacations are original, designed by Corinne Preteur, the creator and owner of Lifestyle Vacations.

Lifestyle Vacations offers Luxury Cultural & Culinary Tours in France and in Europe.

Lifestyle Vacations tours are personally escorted by Corinne. Ours journeys includes cooking and gourmet experiences, connections with local people and food tours, cultural visits, luxury boutique-hotels or private villas accommodation, private transportation.

Join Corinne in France or in Portugal for an experience of a lifetime!

From Paris, to Provence and the Riviera, Lyon and Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Périgord, Loire Valley chateaux, Brittany and Normandy, Alsace, Porto and the Douro Valley, Lisbon and Alentejo, indulge in Corinne’s authentic destinations while enjoying its gastronomy, traditions, arts and culture.

Lifestyle Vacations is the leader in Culinary Tours in France, offering original and authentic Cooking adventures, Gourmet experiences and Cultural tours. Our cooking programs are set in luxury private villas, or boutique-hotels ~ each one with modern comforts, private en-suite baths and all amenities. All programs you will find at Lifestyle Vacations are designed by Corinne A. Preteur, the creator and owner of Lifestyle Vacations. She personally guides the tours which include a high-end service, connections with producers, chefs and local people. She runs French Cooking Classes in Alsace, Périgord, Bordeaux, Normandy, Loire Valley, etc. She is fluent English.

Lifestyle Vacations also operates in Europe, offering luxury tailor-made journeys in Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Greece and Croatia. 

Lifestyle Vacations is the sister-company of Cooking Vacations Italy.

Lifestyle Vacations is operated by Paris-based company SARL Antilope founded in 1991 by Corinne Preteur. Until 2001, Antilope was an international communications & PR agency which has partnered with Birmingham Associates in Boston, MA. The company expertise included media events for restaurants, food and wine industries, and travel companies. The agency has organized numerous press trips worldwide for the most demanding people. In 2003, Corinne Preteur and Lauren Birmingham-Piscitelli started cooking vacations businesses in Italy and France first.

Who we are

Corinne A.PRETEUR

Corinne A.PRETEUR

Founder and Director

Born in Paris, and raised in the Loire Valley, Corinne has spent many years in the USA, working first for Hasbro Milton Bradley (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), and partnering with Birmingham Associates in Boston, then.
Within her long professional career, Corinne has organized and guided numerous VIP tours and press trips worldwide.
She has an extensive knowledge in France history, food, wine and gastronomy. She’s being cooking and baking since her young age, trained by Master Chefs.

Corinne is the creator, owner and director of Lifestyle Vacations France, and the founder of Paris-based Antilope Productions company and Côté Loisirs French Travel magazine. Corinne is a well known journalist, photographer, and a member of France travel writers, and food critics associations. She is a member of TV des Chefs & Manger Vrai French Association.

Sophie Charranssol

Sophie Charranssol

Tour Guide

Sophie is born and raised in Vaucluse, Provence. She escort Lifestyle Vacations tours for individuals and small groups up to 8 people.
Exploring Provence with Sophie is such an exciting adventure, as she guides you through the most picturesque hamlets, historic sites and cities, and to tiny quaint villages through narrow streets and paths which link to local people and to breathtaking landscapes.
Sophie drives a luxury air-conditioned minibus in Provence which is popular for its lavender fields, olive groves, hilltop villages and fabulous markets.